Friday, August 3, 2012
~ a baby cocoon and a hook ~
I crocheted this little baby cocoon for my nephew's baby that will be here around the beginning of November. They say it's going to be a boy, but we (my sister Laura and I) are still hoping for a girl.
For this cocoon, I used Bernat Pipsqueak 'sittin pretty' and an 'L' hook. Since the yarn is bulky it didn't take too much time to crochet it, but it was a little tricky since it's a novelty yarn with lot's of little strings on it. Another thing about the yarn - it stinks. It has some kind of chemical smell to it. The whole time I crocheted with it, it bothered me. I almost threw it away a couple of times, but I figured that a run through the wash machine would get the stink out, and I was right. After about an hour and a half in the dryer, it was ready to go in a gift bag to await the new baby's arrival. I hope the new parents will like it. :)
I made myself another crochet hook handle. This one is a size D which I indented into the top before baking because the size is not imprinted on the thumb rest like it usually is.
I used Sculpey pink pearl and then blended in Fimo glitter red. I should of used less of the red because it quickly took over the pink color. It's ok though - I still like it. :)
Posted by Debi Y.